"Les Bossettes" Dives-sur-Mer Things to Do Tip by ranger49

Dives-sur-Mer Things to Do: 6 reviews and 19 photos


Another thing to look out for on the Heritage self guided walking tour around the old town. To follow the whole route is about 3km. An English language Print out is available from the Syndicat d 'Initiative

A particular style of architectecture developed and became very fashionable all along the Normandy coast, specially in the area that we now associate with the D-Day Landings. Even if you have yet to make your first visit to Normandy if you have seen WW2 films or documentaires about the Landings you will recognise the style at once - tall, gabled, timbered effects - some artistic flourishes and embellishments.

They looked grand, middle class places only well off people could afford. Many became hotels and lodging houses as working people took advantage of the railways and they too wanted a holiday at the sea side.

Les Bossettes is in a way a microcosm of that era, Built in 1903 and originally known as Villa Rottenburg after its German owner it has now been turned into apartments for holiday makers - like you or me.

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  • Written Sep 26, 2010
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